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Re: Why do Lilyond Engravers have inhibitions to store their score in Mu

From: Laura Conrad
Subject: Re: Why do Lilyond Engravers have inhibitions to store their score in Mutopia?
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 09:39:21 -0400
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>>>>> "Hajo" == Hajo Dezelski <address@hidden> writes:

    Hajo> So my questions:

    Hajo>  - Why do Lilyond Engravers have inhibitions to store their
    Hajo>  score in Mutopia?

I average at least one piece a week, and I sometimes get behind just the
overhead to put my work up on my own site, let alone submit it to
somewhere else.

If I were to submit to an external site, the Werner Icking archive seems
like a better choice than mutopia, because people who want music by a
given composer or in a given style are used to looking there.

    Hajo>  - Are there any hidden fences which I am not able to see?

I don't know what fences you see.  Just having to organize it for
submission is one fence.  Having to do it again if you make a correction
or improvement is another one.

    Hajo>  - Are the copyright-restrictions the reason for keeping
    Hajo>  scores hidden?

Not for me; I mostly transcribe music from the 16th and early 17th
centuries, so copyright isn't an issue.

    Hajo>  - Is Mutopia not worth contributing?

For my purposes, probably not.   If I figure out some particularly
clever use of lilypond, I would believe I should contribute it to the
LSR, but for a particular piece of music, I think it makes more sense to
either have it on my own website or to contribute it to a more central
place where people are looking for music.

In other words, I don't expect people to look for a madrigal typeset in
lilypond; I expect them to look for a three-part madrigal, or a madrigal
by Thomas Weelkes, and mutopia doesn't particularly have a reputation in
the madrigal-performing community as a place to go (unlike Werner
Icking or CPDL).

Laura   (mailto:address@hidden )
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since Rimbaud. But he keeps rushing out to see the midget auto
races. I go with him.

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